A special Police operation will get underway from today to apprehend and take legal action against persons who fail to wear facemasks in public places.
Police Media Spokesman Senior DIG Ajith Rohana said they have received information that a considerable number of persons are disregarding quarantine guidelines in Colombo and other major cities.
Senior DIG Ajith Rohana said the assessment was made through intelligence reports.
He said based on the gazette issued by the Director General of Health Services, the general public should comply with quarantine regulations when using public transportation services adding the Police is compelled to take action against all violators.
The Police Media Spokesman therefore requested the general public to comply with quarantine regulations at all times.